Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Author: Sala Levin

A Shakeup in District 9

13:27 13 July in Politics
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by Theodore Samets In Monday’s Huffington Post, Ed Koch, the former Democratic mayor of New York City, and an outspoken supporter of Israel, did something scandalous: He advocated that his former constituents in Brooklyn and Queens elect a Republican in the special congressional election taking place...

Dueling Loyalties?

15:30 08 July in Culture, Politics
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by Theodore Samets Among the many back-and-forths between current American, Israeli, and Palestinian leaders is the demand that Palestinians recognize Israel not only as a nation but specifically as a “Jewish state.” Yesterday on Time’s Global Spin blog, Tony Karon, a Jewish but notoriously anti-Israel commentator, asks:...

Join Us for Happy Hour!

10:57 07 July in Politics
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DC is in the throes of its typical midsummer heat--Metro trains are sticky and airless, office workers are sweating through their rolled-up shirtsleeves, and the roads to Delaware and Maryland's beaches have come to a hair-pulling crawl. So leave the crowded Metro and the endless drives...

Jew vs. Jew

10:56 06 July in Culture
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by Steven Philp In light of the fact that anti-Semitism exists within contemporary society, a large number of Jews devote their time and energy to organizations—like the Anti-Defamation League—that combat intolerance and bigotry. Yet rather than address hatred within our own community, there is a tendency...

Rabbis Let Loose

11:07 30 June in Culture
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by Gabi P. Remz They packed into the auditorium, excited for a good show. There were promises of top-notch dancing performances by celebrities they had seen on TV. This would be a good show, all right, and would be well worth the $60 ticket, especially considering...

Stay Salty, Smoked Salmon

15:25 22 June in Culture
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by Theodore Samets Growing up, I was scared of lox. Well, at least I thought it was lox. Turned out, the slimy, pinkish orange, cold fish I abhorred—but have come to love—wasn’t lox at all, as my parents called it. It was nova. As I grew older, I...

Israel and the Left

09:33 15 June in Politics
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by Theodore Samets In its consistent effort to commoditize political positions as “left” or “right,”“conservative” or “liberal,” much of American media has determined that to be pro-Israel is to be right-wing, to be anti-Israel is left-wing. It exists even here on InTheMoment, when last week a blogger...